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  • 3/9 - Maintenance works at Catania airport


    March 9, 2019

    The SAC (Società di Gestione dell'Aeroporto di Catania) has communicated that from Monday, March 11 to Wednesday March 20, 2019 there will be urgent maintenance works on the landing area of Catania Fontanarossa airport. Due to this works there can be changes in arrival and departure times, cancellations and some flights could land at other airports. Travelers should contact their airline for updated information. The hourly arrivals will be reduced from 10 to 4 and some flights will land at Comiso airport. Probably Alitalia will cancel some flights and some of Ryanair flights will land in Comiso. For updated information please visit the website of Catania's airport: http://www.aeroporto.catania.it/ and Comiso's airport: http://www.aeroportodicomiso.eu 




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  • Bus transfers from Catania Fontanarossa airport

    Information about bus companies and destination from Catania Fontanarossa airport.

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  • Catania Airport to Siracusa transfer service

    Catania to Siracusa airport shuttleThe Catania Fontanarossa Airport is the most active in Sicily and the main airport for those visiting Syracuse and south-eastern Sicily. To move between the airport and Syracuse it's possible to use public transport or it's also possible to book a professional and fast private shuttle service provided by Hermes Sicily Tours and operated by local private driver companies. This service will take you directly to your accomodation while the public bus will stop at Syracuse's train station. It's a private shuttle, it means that there are no fixed starting times but you choose your preferred time and a car or minivan will take you to the airport. Most times you will be alone on the van but sometimes if there are other bookings with the same flight you could share the vehicle with other guests.

    The travel time between the airport Catania Fontanarossa and Syracuse is about 50 minutes but there can be heavy traffic during the peak times or in case of car accident. Considering also the waiting times at the airport for security checks, if you start from Syracuse to take your flight the departure in suggested 2h30m-3h in advance.

    Siracusa moving offers also shuttle services between Syracuse and the Airport "Pio La Torre" of Comiso.

    Below are the rates for the year 2018 for the airport shuttle service. For information and booking it's possible to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    The transfer should be booked at least 48 hours in advance. Payment is possible online with credit card or Paypal.


    Transfer rates Catania airoport - Syracuse

    1 to 3 pax 4 to 8 pax
     € 90  € 120

    Night service surcharge € 15



    Transfer services to other destinations

    Other private driver services from Catania Fontanarossa airport to destinations like Taormina, Giardini Naxos, Noto are available through Viator and it's possible to book the service onine choosing among the options listed below.


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  • Direct flights to Catania Fontanarossa airport

    The Catania Fontanarossa airport is the most important airport in Sicily. It's location is perfect to discover the island and many airline companies offer direct flights to Catania. Discover wich towns have direct flights to Catania.

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  • Flying during the eruptions of mount Etna

    Flying during Mt. Etna eruptionMount Etna is the biggest active Vulcan in Europe. It raises high upon Catania and it's airport Fontanarossa. Besides the massive lava eruptions it often shows his activiy with explosions of small glowing rocks and ashes (which fall on surrounding villages) and high smoke columns. Although Catania's airport is not in danger to be hit by the lava, sometimes flights are reduced or the airport is even closed for the bad view or for the ash clouds, which could damnage the airplans. Often newspapers report in a too catastrofic way, but if you plan to arrive or depart from Catania's airport in the period of an eruption of the vulcan you should better take previous information. The website of Catania Fontanarossa Airport (in italian and english) is always updated about the state of flights. Usually the air companies inform their clients about changes in time, but in case of activity of Mount Etna it can happen that the airport is closed from one moment to the other. Sometimes it depends on the direction of the wind whether the ashes are going to fall on the airport's site or not. What possibilities are there for the passengers ? Mainly flights delay for cleaning work on the runway.

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  • Security checks at Catania airport

    Catania Fontanarossa airportSecurity has been strengthened at airports and train stations in Sicily and elsewhere in Italy after the terror attacks which hit Brussels on Tuesday morning.


    Catania Fontanarossa airport - new security checks


    Important Travel Information:

    According to local media and local Italian Government sources, due to increased security measures passengers traveling through Catania Airport are being screened outside the airport. This is causing delays in the check-in process.
    Airport authorities are advising passengers to arrive at least two hours prior to their flight and to be prepared to wait outside in possible inclement weather. Also, all passengers must bring their pre-printed plane ticket to get into the airport. Passengers are encouraged to check with their airline for possible flight delays and for further information.

    (DISCLAIMER: Please note that the above travel advisories outlined are taken from Italian media and Italian government's press releases and are presented as tentative and subject to confirmation. Always make sure you check with transportation providers and reconfirm travel arrangements.
    The NASSIG PAO cannot assume any kind of liability for any damage, loss, injury orinconvenience sustained by any person resulting from any information published on this media roundup or from any kind of changes, such as scheduled times, cancellations etc. mentioned or not on this message. We strongly encourage you to verify any strike information that might interferewith your travel plans with your ticket office or with your carrier.)

    Photo credits: gnuckx/Flickr

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  • The airport of Comiso

    The airport of Comiso (CIY) is a new air terminal in Sicily (opening: May/June 2013), in the southeastern part of the island, in the area of Ragusa. Thanks to its position this airport is a good landing base for those that are looking for a beach holiday along the southern coast of Sicily (e.g. Sampieri, Marina di Ragusa, Scoglitti), for a cultural tour among the baroque Unesco world heritages (Noto, Ragusa, Modica, Scicli) or to explore the location of famous sicilian film ad tv serials like inspector Montalbano. The airport of Comiso is far about 1 hour by car from the Catania Fontanarossa airport and is a good alternative for clow-cost airlines. During the eruptions of mount Etna it can also be a substitutive destination if the airport of Catania is closed.

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  • Train connection Palermo - Airport

    The airport "Falcone-Borsellino" of Punta Raisi is connected to Palermo by the daily train service of Trenitalia.

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domenica al museo

Free entrance every first Sunday of the month at regional sites

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